Category Archives: community

How to Build the Community We Want


Recently, I came across an article about community life by the late MacArthur Fellow Donella “Dana” Meadows. She and her husband, Dennis, typically shared their Vermont home with four to eight other adults, some of whom were their students. It … Continue reading

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You Can Enjoy Life All the Way Into Your 80s!


“Life is long. You never know what will happen next!” Morgan Freeman, 79, Academy Award winning actor Top “voice” actor in documentaries and animations All my life, I’ve looked forward to being old enough that I’d be at least relatively … Continue reading

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God Rewards a Disobedient and Unsubmitted Wife


At the time I am writing, family relationships are one of the several subjects that have become a litmus test of faith in American Christianity. God’s story of life in God’s family, as depicted in the Bible, is much more nuanced … Continue reading

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Un-Emptying the Nest to Make Room for Jesus


It seems like every house on our street, including ours, is filling up with relatives who can use a hand or give a hand. A woman whose retirement income mostly died with her husband (who says you can’t take it … Continue reading

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Can Bad Manners Ruin Christian Community?


True confessions time here. Like lots of people who have spent much of their lives doing things very well, I don’t always relate to people as well as I’d like. Some kinds of relationships I have always handled with excellence. … Continue reading

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